Effective Fall 2019

This major offers the equivalent of the first two years in a four-year bachelor of arts or bachelor of science major. The curriculum is flexible; students select courses based on the requirements of the four-year college to which they plan to transfer. (We recommend that students identify the college to which they plan to transfer as soon as possible.) A faculty adviser works with each student to design a course sequence that best meets the student's future plans.

Remediation Strategies

All incoming students must meet placement requirements in math. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies as explained in the College Catalog (see https://www.pct.edu/catalog/admissions-policy).

Program Goals

A graduate of this major should have an academic background sufficient to transfer into a baccalaureate degree program and be able to:
  • apply critical-thinking skills to reason logically and to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information in a variety of academic, personal, and professional situations.
  • explain the inter-relationships among various academic disciplines.
  • demonstrate appreciation for the social, cultural, and natural environments and for diverse cultural beliefs and behaviors.
  • use research skills in both preparation and presentation of written and oral projects.
  • write with the proficiency sufficient to pursue upper-level coursework or meet entry-level professional requirements.
  • employ effective oral and written communication skills in a variety of academic, personal, and professional situations.
  • identify a focus for upper-level coursework.

Curriculum

First SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
FYE101First Year Experience 1.50 1.50 SREQ
ENL111English Composition I 33 SREQ
MMMMath Elective (MTH151 or Higher) 3 SMMM
OEEExploration Elective 3 SOEE
SCIScience Elective 3 SSCI
CSC124Information, Technology & Society 33 SREQ
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Second SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
ENL121English Composition II 33 SREQ
MNSMath Elective (MTH153 or Higher) 3 SMNS
SPC101Fundamentals of Speech 33 SREQ
or
SPC201Interpersonal Communication 33 SREQ
or
SPC102Fundamentals of Small Group Communication 33 SREQ
SSPCore Social Science Perspective 3 SSSP
SCLScience Elective with lab 4 SSCL
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Third SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
HIPCore Historical Perspective 3 SHIP
ARPCore Arts Perspective 3 SARP
OEEExploration Elective 3 SOEE
OEEExploration Elective 3 SOEE
OEAOpen Elective 3 SOEA
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Fourth SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
OEEExploration Elective 3 SOEE
OEEExploration Elective 3 SOEE
OEEExploration Elective 3 SOEE
CDPCore Global & Cultural Diversity Perspective 3 SCDP
OEAOpen Elective 3 SOEA
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Most bachelor-degree programs require at least one history course. A World History I and/or II (HIS 116, HIS 126) will satisfy that requirement as well as the diversity requirement.